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Bike of the Month
April 2023
1934 Harley-Davidson VLD
By Bob Lopes

The VLD was the ultimate Harley Davidson flathead Big Twin produced in the mid 1930’s. The VLD used a 74 CI side valve motor giving a sport performance. This 1934 Harley Davidson VLD had the top of the line twin with low expansion aluminum alloy pistons, a Y shaped intake manifold and a 5:1 compression made the engine good for 36 HP at 4500 RPM giving a top speed of 90 MPH. 

The art deco style was all the rage and Harley Davidson used graceful sweeping lines, all flowing harmoniously on its sheet metal introducing a two-tone paint scheme. The 1934 VLD is  an absolute classic in its streamlined design and Harley Davidson’s most beautiful era of styling. It is an honor to be the steward of this iconic beauty. 

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